My Mom has been staying with the kids and I for two weeks lending an extra pair of loving arms to help around the house. As she drove away, little knots started forming in my tummy, knowing that I would be going at this deployment alone once more. So, what better way to fix those silly knots then paper craft! This weeks Mojo Monday was the perfect inspiration to get started and when I paired my Moms two favorite colors together and added a handmade flower, I have to say I was quite pleased with the result!
I used Pretty in Pink & Wild Wasabi throughout the card, including the DSP. My handmade flower was created using the faux suede method of punching out a shape (in this case, circles) and breaking down the fibers in the paper with my bone folder until I was able to pull the paper apart into two layers (or 3 per the case in one of my circles). I used the Scallop Trim Border punch along the side of my long Wild Wasabi paper. My flower was made with the 1-3/4", 1-3/8" & 1-1/4" Circle Punches. I used a brad to hold them together and fancied it up with a large piece of pink bling. My sentiment is from Well Scripted. The three little circles are punched out from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and I did the "pulled apart" faux suede effect on them as well. Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz added a bit of sparkle to my flower and 3 small circles. And a piece of Pink ribbon to finish the complete sketch. This weeks Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge just so happens to be Handmade Flowers, SWEET!! At the last moment, I corner rounded the ends of the card, which I felt gave it softer lines...
Thank you Mom for all of your loving help with the kids & house! We're going to miss your cooking, talks and uncontrollable laughter! Love you TONS!! Can't wait till Christmas!